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The NBA Playoffs are heating up, as eight teams battle to get to the conference finals. For the players who make it to the postseason still at the top of their game, hard work in the weight room plays a major role.

To give you an idea of what off-season and in-season training are like for the best players in the world, STACK observed the basketball workouts of several NBA stars and compiled them into a book dedicated to creating the ultimate baller.

STACK Basketball Training: The Pros' Guide to Becoming Bigger, Faster, Stronger features the best basketball training articles from the first five years of STACK Magazine. The book combines never-before-seen exercises with clear instructions and dozens of color photos.

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The NBA Playoffs are heating up, as eight teams battle to get to the conference finals. For the players who make it to the postseason still at the top of their game, hard work in the weight room plays a major role.

To give you an idea of what off-season and in-season training are like for the best players in the world, STACK observed the basketball workouts of several NBA stars and compiled them into a book dedicated to creating the ultimate baller.

STACK Basketball Training: The Pros' Guide to Becoming Bigger, Faster, Stronger features the best basketball training articles from the first five years of STACK Magazine. The book combines never-before-seen exercises with clear instructions and dozens of color photos.

No other book on the market reveals the best NBA workouts and shares the pros' training secrets. From the strength and power workout of cover athlete Dwight Howard to the stabilization and body control routine of never-aging Steve Nash, STACK covers it all.

Other athletes and workout programs include:
•Allen Iverson: In-season strength training
•Amar'e Stoudemire: Strength training after injury
•Chris Paul: Functional training
•Kevin Durant: Flexibility, mobility and strength training
•Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin: Core and weight training
•Brandon Roy: Plyometric resistance training
•Jermaine O'Neal: Total off-season training
•Chauncey Billups and Kevin Garnett: MVP total training program

To be the best, you have to train like the best. Champions can be made in the weight room, and the only way to gain a critical edge on your opponents is to devote yourself to a program that will get you bigger, faster and stronger. STACK Basketball Training is the perfect resource for ballers looking to amp their game.


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